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Florist's life hacks for prolonging life of your flowers

Florist's life hacks for prolonging life of your flowers Illustrative photo (Photo: freepik)
Author: Daria Shekina

During holidays, especially on Valentine's Day, one of the most popular gifts is flowers. Luxurious bouquets of roses, tulips, and other flowers delight the eye, but they can wither very quickly. However, florist Jade Robertson from the popular British delivery service has revealed secret hacks that will keep your flowers fresh in vases for a long time, according to Daily Express.

The main rules for storing bouquets are as follows:

  • Cut flowers will last longer if they are kept in a room with an air temperature of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius.
  • Place the bouquet as far away as possible from heating elements such as radiators, heaters, and fireplaces.
  • Keep the flowers as far away as possible from direct sunlight.
  • Do not place the bouquet next to household appliances such as microwave ovens or toasters.
  • Bouquets should be kept away from fruits.

"By keeping flowers at a stable temperature, not too hot or too cold, they will grow and blossom at their natural rate, thus extending their lifespan," explained the florist.

Another important rule for storing bouquets is stem cutting. Each flower should be cut at an angle so that the stems can better absorb water.

Also, do not forget about fertilizers and special bouquet mixes. In addition, make sure that the flowers are in freshwater.

",If your water does start to look cloudy, change the water and add more flower food, otherwise it’s unlikely your flowers will be getting the nutrients they need to keep them looking their best for as long as possible," noted the florist.

Florist's life hacks for prolonging life of your flowersHow to trim flowers to keep them from wilting in a vase (photo:

How to make flowers last long in a vase - an effective life hack

In addition, you can extend the life phase of bouquets in a vase by adding a few secret ingredients to the water. For this, you will need:

  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • copper coins.

Simply dissolve the sugar in a liter of water, and also add the coins. Thanks to this, your flowers will stay in the vase for a very long time.

Additionally, we have previously discussed why cotton pads should be placed in the refrigerator.

Moreover, it has recently become known which flowers can be given to men.